Day in history for September 4, 2005
- 1855 -- 150 years ago
- The plank road bridge across Rock River is now open for public travel. Our citizens will be glad to learn that the crossing on all the bridges to Camden Mills is now perfectly safe.
- 1880 -- 125 years ago
- City Attorney Corbett will be one of the speakers at the Milan Democratic meeting on Saturday.
- 1905 -- 100 years ago
- J.B. Ingalls, for 8 years manager of the jewelry department for L.S. McCabe And Co., has decided to embark in the jewelry business in Rock Island on his own. He has leased the store room at 1707 2nd Ave.
- 1930 -- 75 years ago
- A caravan of 12 automobiles joined the Moline Association of Commerce good will tour yesterday to the Aledo fair, where more than 100 Moline residents celebrated Moline day.
- 1955 -- 50 years ago
- An old Davenport landmark, the site of the former Kaiserhof Hotel at 214 W. River St., will soon be razed to make room for two parking lots.
- 1980 -- 25 years ago
- No. 11638, a 38-year-old twin-engine C-45 airplane assigned to the Army Armament Material Readiness Command at Rock Island Arsenal, is the oldest aircraft in the active Army. After flying millions of miles, the World War II vintage plane is being retired today.
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